How To Take Care of Sensitive Skin with Some Simple Tricks?

 

What exactly does "sensitive skin" mean? And what are sensitive skin symptoms? If you frequently notice irritation, itching, redness, burning or rashes on your skin, it is very likely that you have sensitive skin. Discover it!

Sensitive, reactive or intolerant skin is called skin that overreacts when exposed to stimuli that would not affect other skin, such as temperature changes, cold, pollution, heat, hard water, etc. And of course, to certain ingredients of cosmetic products.

It is very important that the care of these skins is carried out with the appropriate products.

Sensitive skin can affect any area of the body, but in general facial skin which is very sensitive where this sensitivity is most often noticed. It is more common in dry skin, but it is not exclusive to them, it can also appear in oily skin.

Steps for Sensitive Skin Care

A sensitive skin will not stop being so, even if it is. However, taking care of it and using the right products will make your skin feel more comfortable, avoid irritation and decrease reactivity.

Ideally, you should choose products with simple formulations, without many ingredients. The fewer ingredients, the fewer options that any of them produce reactivity in your skin.

Cleaning

When cleaning your sensitive skin, you should bear in mind that a short shower is preferable to a bath. And better with warm water than hot. Sensitive skin does not do either heat or long-term contact with tap water, especially if it is very calcareous water.

Use syndet type cleaners (without aggressive detergents), shower oils, etc. that cleanse the skin without removing the protective barrier or altering its pH.

For cleansing the face, choose the best brand of Michela Water or other specific cleanser for sensitive skin. You can also use cleansing oils to remove makeup. As a tonic, use thermal water or a product with soothing ingredients. If your scalp is also sensitive, it is better not to wash your hair every day, better only 2 or 3 Roboto a week and use a specific shampoo for frequent use, soap-free and non-irritating to the skin.

Hydration

Sensitive skin needs hydration with active ingredients that also help strengthen the skin's protective barrier and relieve symptoms such as itching, redness, irritation.

As the skin's protective barrier is weakened, it loses water more easily and becomes dry. In turn, dryness further weakens and sensitizes the skin.

That is why hydration is essential once or twice a day, both on the body and on the face. Use hypoallergenic, high tolerance products. Remember that fewer ingredients pose less risk of reactivity.

Some natural ingredients such as antioxidants that your skin takes from foods rich in antioxidants every day; a vasoprotective, which is a medication and it works to relieve certain conditions of blood vessels and is made when turmeric is used during cooking. soothing active ingredients which we can get naturally from like Boerhavia diffusa root extract, Burdock root, Colloidal oatmeal, Curcumin and its derivatives, known collectively as “curcuminoids”, Licorice and its components   especially glabridin, Willow herb etc. and some other ingredients that are naturally present in your skin such as Ceramide or Hyaluronic Acid, suitable for oral routine.

Do not forget the care of the hands and lips, two very exposed areas that need specific care to prevent them from drying out.

How to Protection Your Sensitive Skin

Sun Protection

Sun protection is essential for any type of skin, but when it comes to delicate skin, it is even more so.

A sensitive skin must ALWAYS be protected from the sun. In summer and in winter. Even if you are not going to sunbathe; simply by going outside you are already exposing yourself to solar radiation.

If you are going to expose yourself to the sun, for example on beach holidays, always do it progressively.

Avoid the central hours of the day and use sun creams with a high protection factor and physical protections such as umbrellas, hats, etc.

Don't Smoke

Give up smoking forever because it gives your skin an aged appearance and lead to the formation of wrinkles. Smoking narrows the small blood vessels in the uppermost layers of the skin, which decreases blood flow and makes the skin, appear paler. Smoking removes oxygen and nutrients that are important for good skin health.

Collagen and Elastin, the fibers protein that give skin strength and elasticity, smoking also damages them. When you smoke, repeated facial expressions can make, like puckering your lips when inhaling and squinting to exhale, can lead to wrinkles.

Moreover, smoking increases the risk of squamous cell carcinoma. The desire of the mind is big if you want to quit smoking which will keep your skin very well and healthy. Ask your personal doctor for advice or treatments to helpquit smoking.

Treat Your Skin Gently

Daily cleaning and shaving can harm your skin. To treat it gently:

Limit the duration of the bath. Try to avoid hot water and long showers or baths because it removes natural oils from the skin. Keep limiting the length of your bath or shower and use warm water instead of hot water.

          Avoid strong soaps. Always use smooth soaps and detergents.  Strong soaps can remove natural oils from the skin. Instead, use mild cleansers.

          Shave carefully. To protect and lubricate your skin, apply shaving cream, lotion, or gel before shaving. Use a clean and sharp razor when do a closer shave. Make your shave in the direction the hair grows, not against the grain.

          Pat yourself dry. After washing your face or bath, gently wipe your skin with a towel so that the skin has some moisture.

          Moisturize dry skin. If you have dry skin, use a moisturizer that suits your skin type. For everyday use, consider a moisturizer that contains sun protection factor.

Eat a Healthy Diet

A healthy diet can help you look beautiful and feel physically well. Drink plenty of water but always avoid alcohol, eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. The relationship between diet and acne is unclear, but some research suggests that eating more fish oil or fish oil supplements and less unhealthy fats may improve skin aging, try to take less processed foods may lead to promote younger skin . Taking plenty of water helps keep your skin hydrated.

Manage Stress

Always keep your mind calm and cheerful and don’t take stress because if stress is out of control, the skin can become more sensitive and breakouts and other skin problems can be triggered. To promote healthy skin and a healthy mood, take steps to manage stress. Get enough sleep, cut your to-do list, and find time to do the things you enjoy. The results could be more significant than you expect.

Weekly Treatments

When exfoliating, avoid chemical (with hydroxy acids) and physical (products with granules) scrubs. Instead, choose enzymatic scrubs that mimic the skin's natural exfoliation and are less aggressive. We recommend spacing the exfoliation in time, for example, every two weeks.

On the other hand, soothing masks are highly recommended for sensitive skin. They not only calm and hydrate, but also restore a feeling of comfort. You can use them once or twice a week.

What Should You Avoid If You Have Sensitive Skin?

** Bathrooms and showers with very hot water. High temperatures damage sensitive skin and cause more redness.

          ** Contact with hard water. The lime in the water is irritating to sensitive skin, so it is preferable to avoid rinse-off products and limit shower time.

          ** Cleansers with anionic surfactants, which are too aggressive for delicate skin.

          ** Cosmetics with irritant active ingredients: AHA, retinol, perfumes, alcohol,

Peel off masks that are removed in one piece and pulled can be irritating.

** Sudden changes in temperature. They can cause irritations and other reactions on sensitive skin.

** Synthetic fabrics and wool garments that can cause skin reactions. Opt for another type of fabrics or put them on top of another cotton garment.

** Poisons like tobacco and alcohol. They are not healthy in any case, but even less so if you have sensitive skin.

** Spicy foods, which activate circulation and that worsens the sensitivity of the skin.

** Stress, anxiety, ... Your skin responds to your mood, so you should try to be calm.

 

Enjoying your skin, even if it is sensitive, is possible if you follow these tips.

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